OK Senate District: SD 23
Party Affiliation: Republican
This candidate did not have a Democratic opponent and will therefore be the Senator for this district without having to run in the general election.
Senator Lonnie Paxton represents the 23rd Senate District. Born in Chickasha and raised on his family’s farm in Tuttle, his roots in the district run deep. He is a fifth generation Oklahoman, and has spent his life dedicated to his faith, family, and community.
Sen. Paxton is a businessman, entrepreneur, volunteer firefighter, farmer and rancher. He is a graduate of Tuttle High School and the University of Oklahoma.
Sen. Paxton has operated an insurance agency in downtown Tuttle for the last 21 years and owns and operates a property company, which has renovated several historically significant and high profile buildings. He also farms and raises cattle on land that has been in his family since before statehood.
He has served the community as a volunteer firefighter, mayor and city councilman. Paxton served on the Grady County Memorial Hospital board of directors, and is a former president of the Tuttle Chamber of Commerce.
Sen. Paxton and his wife, Misti, have been married 27 years. They have four children: Seth, a law student at OU; Addison, an undergrad at OU; Ethan, a student at Tuttle High School; and Lillie-Beth, a student at Tuttle Middle School. Mrs. Paxton is a second grade schoolteacher at Tuttle Public Schools. Senator Paxton is a member of Tuttle United Methodist Church.
Sen. Paxton was elected as the State Senator for District 23 in 2016. His focus while in the legislature has been to diversify the economy, create good-paying private sector jobs, support public education, eliminate waste and duplicity, and govern effectively.